According to archaeologists, people in southeastern
By 3000 BC several powerful municipal states had developed in
Around 2300 BC a man named Sargon ruled a central Mesopotamian people known as the Akkadians. He led his army southeast against each Sumerian municipal state until, one by one, he took control of them all. By doing so he established
One of the most important cities of
By 1900 BC, a group of people known as Amorites migrated into central
Early municipal states were ruled by men who functioned as both king and priest. The most famous of these early rulers is Gilgamesh. The Epic of Gilgamesh, the earliest existing fragments of which date back to about 2000 BC, is
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